Sunday, 14 February 2016

15 February 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Monday 15 February 2016
Morning Prayer

Psalm 104: 1 – 25

Great hymn to the creator: clouds, sea, mountains, water, grass, creatures, wine… the list goes on.  In wisdom God has made it all.

Jeremiah 25: 1 – 17

Jeremiah prophesies that Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon will overtake Judah and Jerusalem. The destruction is the consequence of not following Gods commands and not listening to the prophets.

Luke 11: 14 – 28

Jesus heals a mute person. The crowds questioned whether he was doing this as a more powerful evil force. Jesus talked about a house divided not being able to stand. He also talked about the removal of evil and being made clean but the trial can return and be harder. A woman blesses Jesus mother because of his work and he counters saying that everyone who hears the word of God and obeys is blessed.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Mulwala NSW   L Osburn
 Almighty and caring God, you have given us the most beautiful world to live in and you sent prophets and your son to teach us your commands and show us how to care for it and for each other. We ask that Jesus and your Holy Spirit be with us every step of the way today protecting us from trials we cannot counter alone so that we are able to effectively do your will and so that our lives become a songs of praise which bring glory to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Monday 15 February 2016
Evening Prayer

Psalm 104: 26 – 37

This part of the psalm reinforces that all things natural and man made rely on the mercy of God for their existence and sustenance.

Genesis 39

Joseph is put in service in Pharaoh’s house and does well. He progresses to be in charge of the entire household and the Pharaoh’s household is blessed because of Joseph. Pharaoh’s wife wrongly accuses Joseph of sexual harassment and he is put in prison. Here again Joseph progresses to be in charge of all the prisoners and their care.

Hebrews 3: 1 – 15

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden you hearts as in the rebellion.” Moses was like the Chief of God’s household and faithful. Jesus is God’s son and we are in his house. So, we are not to be like those who turned against Moses. We are to stay faithful to our hope: Christ.

Collect for Evening Prayer

At home
Harrietville Vic  L Osburn
Loving and compassionate God, you know that in this world bad things happen to good people. You remind us too that when we are with you and part of your household we need not fear, no matter what the world throws at us. Hold us in your grace, guide us when we are lost and puzzled and keep us from all harm, today and forever through your dear son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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